Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"Set Free" A Mixed Media Tutorial

 
"Set Free" by Tracey White
Commissioned Prophetic Art Canvas
I was asked to paint a representation of freedom, with soft colours, this is the result...................
Now this is how this mixed media canvas was created...
 
 
Prepare the background by scraping Gesso randomly over canvas, dry, then choose soft pastel tones and apply paint onto canvas using a make up sponge.
Collage Tim Holtz music Tissue Wrap  onto the canvas with Modge Podge or Gel Medium.
 
 
Using a Hand Carved Indian Block Stamp, load the stamp in Titanium White and add impressions to the outer edges of canvas.
 
 
Using the birdcage stencil from Barleycorn Stencils, mix Grey paint with your Texture paste and apply with a palette knife. Stencil Girl Swallow stencil is used in background. Branch stencil is from Crafters Workshop. Using Decoart Crackle paste apply this medium onto dove stencil with palette knife, allow to dry to reveal cracks. When all this is dry, use Kaisercraft Ink Sprays to mist into background, using a fine water sprayer to "move" the colours and allow drippage.
 
 
Adding painted detail, extra branches in Olive Green, Adding Titanium White paint splatters using a fan brush. Add script stamp randomly over canvas using Black Stazon Ink.
 
 
Finish project by collaging the word paper strips onto canvas with Modge Podge,  ( printed using a Laser printer) then with a needle tip bottle filled with Titanium White, loosely outline the word strips. Add smaller accent stencil using texture paste ie, feathers, small birds, into the background to fill any plain areas.
 
Hope these steps helps to reveal the process of the many layers and how each one represents different areas in our lives, and also different art techniques for you to learn and experiment with.
So, Beautify your Soul ! Create some art today!